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IAMAW negotiators sat down with Lockheed Martin management to open negotiations in Fort Worth, TX. International President Bob Martinez, who hails from District 776, was part of the team that included Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin, Headquarters General Vice President Rickey Wallace and Aerospace Coordinator Terry Smith. The current contract expires July 3.
The machines in the sky were breathtaking but it was the work being done on the ground by union members from across the globe that is going to change the future.
At this year's Aersopace Conference it was a time to gather the highy skilled men and women of the IAM to map out plans to keep workers and this industry on top.
Meet Clayton and Johnny Provine. A father and son team who work together on the F18 Super Hornet at Boeing in St. Louis.
Just like in Fort Worth, the Lockheed workers in Maryland have a message for the company.
There's no argument among the more than 3,700 Machinists members of Lockheed Martin about what has to be done. Bottom line is the company's last, best and final just wasn't good enough.
For 44 years, the CBS television news magazine ‘60 Minutes’ has set the bar for high-quality investigative reporting. Continuing the tradition, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley traveled to Bevard County, FL, where more than 7,000 men and women, many of them IAM members, lost their jobs when President Obama and NASA cancelled the manned space program.
October 28, 2011 - Cut a trillion from defense spending and you will lose a million jobs. That's the news coming from aerospace experts and labor leaders in DC this week.
The president seems to have forgotten all about these people, who are trying to get by in an economy that is shedding as many jobs as it creates. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the aviation industry has been among the hardest hit. America's aviation manufacturers shipped a total of more than 6,000 airplanes in 2007 and 2008. The total for 2010 was 1,334. Net factory billings fell to less than $8 billion last year from more than $13 billion in 2008, retrenchment to a level not seen since 2004. The biggest losers have been industry workers who have lost their jobs.
Local Lodges at Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, Decatur, AL and Vandenberg AFB, CA are preparing for tough negotiations with the United Launch Alliance. The 900 IAM members build, maintain and launch Atlas and Delta rockets that lift U.S. space vehicles.
Near the end of 2009, the Machinists News Network (MNN) ran a story about the IAM members who worked as part of NASA’s shuttle program. These were the men and women who made sure, time and time again, that manned space flight took our breaths away.
August 15, 2011 - This video is a thank to all the members of the labor movement that worked as part of NASA's shuttle program over the years. Your dedication and service to this great American industry will not be forgotten.
August 11, 2011 - Wichita, Kansas is known as the air capitol of the world. So when the 2,600 local lodge members from Hawker Beechcraft say yes to a new contract, it's big news for a city that depends on aerospace to thrive.
Local 733 members in Wichita, KS ratified a new agreement with Hawker Beechcraft by a 69 percent margin. The five-year contract protects jobs and preserves the defined-benefit pension plan for current and future employees.
The deadline for reduced rate hotel reservations for the 2011 IAM Aerospace Conference is August 25. Local and District Lodges can reserve rooms by calling the Hilton Nashville Downtown directly at 615-620-2150, or toll free at 1-800-HILTONS.
Download the call letter and registration form here!
The 2011 IAM Automotive Conference is scheduled for October 15-18 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Registration will take place Saturday, October 15, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 9:00. The Conference begins Sunday, October 16, at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18.
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Today’s landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marks the end of NASA’s shuttle program that started with the first launch in 1981. Tens of thousands of workers, including IAM members, played key roles in building, launching and maintaining the shuttle fleet.
The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of U.S. manned space flight for years to come and leave thousands of dedicated U.S workers out of jobs.
Members of Local 1542 in Arnprior, ON, recently concluded contract negotiations with Arnprior Aerospace and were able to turn back company proposals that sought to reduce wages, cut holidays and eliminate pensions for current and future employees.
Despite assistance from a provincial mediator, the company continued to propose terms that eliminated pensions for new hires as well as severe penalties for early retirees. Following a recommendation from their Bargaining Committee, members of Local 1542 rejected the company proposal and voted overwhelmingly to strike.
By Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan
"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."—President John F. Kennedy, Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1961